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My first usability test pointed me towards many ways I could make my game more effective. In my video, I summarize what I learned using clips from my tester interacting with the game and me talking about what I intended to change. As I mention in the video, many of my problems came from my […]

I’ve been deep in usability testing for my journalism teaching game. The problem that I’m running into the most is that few new journalism students know how to play Interactive Fiction games at all. The form takes a while to get used to and i really don’t want the game to be about learning the […]

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Overall, I found The Wizard of Oz to be a clever and very entertaining story. I would have loved it as a child, and I loved it even more knowing I was comprehending more this time. One of my favorite characters of all time is the Wizard and I was even more entertained by him in the […]

Depth: My post on an academic article was one of my most in depth post of this round of blogging. I tried to pull out one theme that I found particularly valuable in the article and then relate it both to my essay but also to the research of my classmates. Overall, I found that I […]

I love the way this book relates information. Though I haven’t read any of the pieces Foster was talking about, I could still understand the concepts and realize how they apply to the works we’ve been reading for class. Since I talked about the irony chapter a lot in a previous post, I’m going to […]

. . . The story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out. The introduction to The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum reminded […]

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Haney-Peritz, Janice. “Monumental Feminism And Literature’s Ancestral House: Another Look At ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 12.2 (1986): 113-128. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 12 Nov. 2012 Because my term paper is going to explore the the narrative style of both “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” I’ve been looking for articles that […]

So as I was reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin and I couldn’t help but notice some pretty big comparisons to Huck Finn. One of the biggest similarities I noticed was the shocking similarities between the Duke/King and Marks/Cute. Other similarities were less overwhelming to me. Tom and Jim are not really reminiscent of each other, except that […]

It’s only been a couple of weeks since the last blog portfolio. In my blog posts so far I have been focused on my term project, which is an Inform 7 based project. I’ve been trying to be better about blogging, although I was distracted by the special Online Election Issue  of the Setonian Online, […]